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The 15th edition of the US' biggest science fiction, fantasy, horror and action film festival opens with Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and has guests including the legendary Takashi Miike.
The festival runs from 19 to 26 September.
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Two men take an increasingly surreal trip into the desert against the backdrop of Civil War.
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Millennial entrepreneurs, Drew and Max, run a webcast that streams live exorcisms that are, in fact, elaborately staged hoaxes. They get their comeuppance when today's actress becomes mysteriously possessed by a real demon that holds the crew hostage.
A young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past.
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
A nightmare anti-love story featuring blood and guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and scary boyfriends.
In a retro-future alternate universe where children wear electronic collars to monitor their sexual development, one boy, Wyrm, has fallen woefully behind.
12-year-old Ralph, over one formative week in late 1987, mistakenly records home videos and his favourite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape, with unexpected consequences.
Fantastic Fest Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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